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List of aircraft of the Malaysian Armed Forces

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This list identifies the military aircraft which are currently being operated or have formerly been operated by the Malaysian Armed Forces.

Current aircraft

Royal Malaysian Air Force

Type Origin Class Role Introduced In service Total Notes
Sukhoi Su-30MKM Russia Jet Multirole fighter 18[1] 18 Specialised development of the Sukhoi Su-30 for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.[2]
Boeing F/A-18D Hornet USA Jet Multirole fighter 8[3] 8 All-weather.
Mikoyan MiG-29 Russia Jet Air superiority fighter 12 12 10 x MiG-29N, 2 x MiG-29NUB[4] Scheduled for retirement in 2015.
BAE Hawk UK Jet Light multirole fighter 19 19 6 x Mk 108 single seat light multirole fighter, 13 x Mk 208 advanced weapons trainer[5]
Northrop F-5 USA Jet Light attack, Reconnaissance 18 18 16 x F-5 Tiger II, 2 x RF-5E Tigereye.[4][4] Scheduled for retirement in 2014.[6]
Airbus A400M EU Jet Long range/tactical military transport 2015 4 4 Four A400Ms received between March 2015 and March 2017.[7][8]
Lockheed C-130 Hercules USA Propeller Military transport, Maritime patrol aircraft, Aerial refuelling 15 15 10 x C-130H, 1 x C-130MP maritime patrol (can be reconfigured into tactical airlift), 4 x KC-130T aerial refuelling tankers.
CASA CN-235 Spain
Indonesia
Propeller Transport, patrol 8 8 CN-235-220M-VIP, CN-235-220M variants[9]
Beechcraft Super King Air B200T USA Propeller Maritime patrol 4[4] 4
Cessna 402B USA Propeller Transport 10[4] 10
Boeing BBJ1 (737-700) USA Jet Transport 1 1 VIP transport.
Bombardier Global Express BD700 Canada Jet Transport 1 1 VIP transport
Dassault Falcon 900B France Jet Transport 1 1 VIP transport
Airbus A319CJ France
Germany
China
Jet Transport 1 1 VIP transport
Fokker F28-1000 Fellowship Netherlands Jet Transport 1 1 VIP transport
Aermacchi MB-339 Italy Jet Lead-in fighter, Light fighter 18 24 10 x MB-339AM, 8 x MB-339CM.
Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer Switzerland Propeller Trainer 47 47 30 x PC-7, 17 x PC-7 Mk II.[4]
MD3-160 Aerotiga Switzerland Propeller Trainer 20 20
Aérospatiale Alouette III France Helicopter Trainer 13 33 SA-316B, SA-319B. 7 × SA-316Bs transferred from RSAF in 1978/9, 10 transferred to Malaysian Army Aviation.
Eurocopter EC 725 Super Cougar / Caracal France Helicopter Transport, CSAR 12 12
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King S61A-4 Nuri USA Helicopter Transport, SAR 17[10] 31 Built by Agusta under license. 12 transferred to the Malaysian Army Aviation.
Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk USA Helicopter Transport 6 6[11] 2 x S-70.[11] 4 S-70A transferred to RMAF from the RBAF.[12]
Agusta A109C Italy
UK
Helicopter Utility 1 1
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King AS-61N1 USA Helicopter VIP transport 2 2
CTRM Aludra[13] Malaysia UAV Patrol Mk.1 and Mk.2. Coastal surveillance.
ScanEagle USA UAV Patrol Coastal surveillance.
CTRM Eagle ARV Australia UAV Reconnaissance

Malaysian Army Aviation

Main article: Malaysian Army
Aircraft Variants Origin Role Inventory Notes
McDonnell Douglas MD 500 Defender Little Bird/MD-530G[14] USA Light attack helicopter (6) Full fleet to deliver by the end of Q1 2017.[15] 6 on order.[16]
Agusta A109 A109LOH[17] Italy
UK
Multi-purpose helicopter 10 Used for observation. A109LOH version armed with 20mm gun and/or rockets for area suppression missions.[18] One lost to crash.
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King S61A-4 Nuri USA Transport helicopter, SAR 12[10] 12 transferred from Royal Malaysian Air Force.

Royal Malaysian Navy

Main article: Royal Malaysian Navy
Aircraft Variants Origin Role Inventory Notes
Westland Lynx Super Lynx 300 UK Anti-submarine warfare 6 It is equipped with 2 torpedoes or 4 MBDA Sea Skua anti-ship missile and also use as OTHT.
Eurocopter Fennec AS 555SN France Surface surveillance 6 Combat capable.

Former aircraft

Aircraft Variants Origin Role Notes
Bell 47 Bell 47G USA Light observation helicopter
Canadair CL-41 Tutor CL-41G Tebuan Canada Light strike
CAC Sabre Sabre Mk. 32 USA
Australia
Fighter ex-RAAF aircraft delivered 1969 to 1972.
De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou DHC-4A Canada Medium transport
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk A-4PTM and TA-4PTM USA Strike United States Navy Surplus. Only 40 out of 80 were delivered.
Grumman HU-16 Albatross HU-16B USA Utility
Handley Page Dart Herald unknown UK Transport
Hawker Siddeley HS125 unknown UK VIP transport
Percival Provost T51 UK Trainer
Scottish Aviation Bulldog unknown UK Trainer
Scottish Aviation Pioneer unknown UK Light transport
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer unknown UK Light transport
Westland Wasp unknown UK Anti-submarine helicopter
De Havilland Heron unknown UK VIP transport
De Havilland Dove unknown UK VIP transport

References

  1. ^ "Russia Starts Missiles Delivery for Su-30MKM Jets Designed for Malaysia". Sputnik News. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sukhoi, Malaysia Sign $100 Mln Deal on Fighters' Maintenance". Sputnik News. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Hafizahril Hamid (20 December 2015). "Evolusi F/A-18 Hornet" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "AMR AIR FORCE DIRECTORY 2013". Asian Military Review. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Craig Hoyle (22 October 2010). "Selex Galileo to protect Malaysia's Hawk fleet". Flightglobal. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Marhalim Abas (21 November 2014). "Sayonara F-5, It was Nice Knowing You". Malaysian Defence. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Hani Shamira Shahrudin (13 January 2016). "RMAF receives second A400M aircraft". New Straits Times. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "La Malaisie réceptionne son dernier A400M". 13 March 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Order of Battle - Malaysia". Military Aviation Press. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Army gets first batch of Nuris". The Star. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Marhalim Abas (23 January 2015). "RMAF getting Brunei Blackhawks". Malaysian Defence. Archived from the original on 22 March 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  12. ^ Marcel Burger (23 January 2015). "Brunei gives four Black Hawks as present to Malaysia". AIRheads. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "ALUDRA MK1 (Alliance Unmanned Developmental Research Aircraft)". Unmanned Systems Technology Sdn Bhd (The ALUDRA MK1). Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  14. ^ Marhalim Abas (7 December 2015). "Little Bird/MD-530G Contract Signed". Malaysian Defence. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  15. ^ "MD Helicopters to supply new MD 530G scout attack helicopters to Malaysia's Ministry of Defense". Vertical Magazine. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  16. ^ Dominic Perry (1 February 2016). "Malaysia picks MD530G for armed scout helicopters". Flight Global. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  17. ^ "AgustaWestland Hands Over The First Malaysian A109LOH". AgustaWestland. 8 December 2005. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Arms Transfers". Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 

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